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Dr. Virginia Caine
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Food Labeling (Overview)

Food labeling refers to the standardized label found on food products that describe the ingredients and nutritional information about that food.


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Who reviews info about food labeling?

Who reviews info about food labeling?

Several levels: The fda regulates drugs for purity and efficacy. The fda regulates food for purity but not quality. The fda is forbidden by law to inspect in any way food supplements like vitamins and nutritional products unless there are serious complaints after they hit the market. Consumer reports will sometimes look at content. You cannot trust agencies paid for by the food industry. ...Read more

Dr. Virginia Caine
63 doctors shared insights

Food Labeling (Overview)

Food labeling refers to the standardized label found on food products that describe the ingredients and nutritional information about that food.


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Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Depends on your goal: What are you trying to achieve? If you have high blood pressure you may want to focus on sodium content, if diabetes the carbohydrate content. For general health low fat and high protein are good goals. Here's a really helpful link to an interactive guide with more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/nutrition-facts/nu00293/. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Food labeling (Tip)

Less pesticide exposure, therefore safer foods. ...See more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

For severe cases, go to the emergency room/call the Poison Control Center for an antidote
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Go to the emergency room if you're vomiting nonstop
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the emergency for IV fluids
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Food labeling question. How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

Food labeling question.  How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

15 to 16: A packet of sugar weighs 4 g. Since sugar contains roughly 4 calories per gram, 1 sugar packet contains 15 to 16 calories. This is the equivalent of 1 tsp. Of sugar. ...Read more

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Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards.Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Food labeling (Tip)

It is healthier and sometimes more expensive than the regular store bought food. ...See more

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Is there a governing body that makes sure that organic food labeling is listed accurately?

Is there a governing body that makes sure that organic food labeling is listed accurately?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards.Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...Read more

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What should I look for on the food label when dieting?

What should I look for on the food label when dieting?

Cal, fat, carbs: It is good to check for total calories, fat grams, and carbs. Of course, you might also check sodium if you have hypertension. Learn to estimate calories in a hamburger, fries, pizza, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
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Food labeling (Tip)

Organic foods have more phytonutrients, less pesticides, are free of gmo's and are tasty too! ...See more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
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Food labeling (Tip)

Add dulse flakes to soup to season and increase nutrition. ...See more

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How do you read a food label in indian store?

How do you read a food label in indian store?

Indian store: Look at picture & ask the store attendant to interpret the item. ...Read more

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What is the difference between calories from fat and just calories, on a food label?

What is the difference between calories from fat and just calories, on a food label?

Total vs. Fat kcal: On food labels, "calories" stands for total kcal obtained from fat, 9 kcal/g, carbohydrates, 4 kcal/g, protein, 4 kcal/g, and/or alcohol, 7 kcal/g. "Calories from fat" means just that. Because of the detrimental effect on overall health and heart disease risk, total fat calories should be less than 30% of your total daily caloric intake, or roughly 600 kcal if you consume 2,000 kcal each day. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Godley Dr. Godley
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Food labeling (Tip)

Avoid fruit and fruit juices. Both contain a lot of sugar and are nutritionally unnecessary. ...See more

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Could a doc please explain what to look at on the food label when trying to stay lean?

Could a doc please explain what to look at on the food label when trying to stay lean?

Fat, carbohydrates..: The big culprit in the "stay lean" and the diet category is the content of FAT and SUGAR like in carbohydrate...Of course you have to balance it with a regular diet of healthy promoting foods and exrcise....Your diet should compose of protein, minimum of 60gms and the rest should be balanced with fruits, nuts and vegetables.. ...Read more

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I have a fructose allergy. What food should I avoid and what should I look for when reading a food label?

I have a fructose allergy. What food should I avoid and what should I look for when reading a food label?

Many: Almost all fruit
maple syrup
honey
concentrated fruit sources (jams, jellies)
corn syrup
high fructose corn syrup. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Food labeling (Tip)

Protein and fat ok, veggies, fruit too, no pasta potatoes processed foods. ...See more

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On a nutritional food label what does the cholesterol amount mean? Is that total, LDL or hdl?

On a nutritional food label what does the cholesterol amount mean? Is that total, LDL or hdl?

HDL or good: Cholesterol is metabolized into LDL or bad cholesterol eventually, thus the label cholesterol is neither at first. Most of our cholesterol is made by our own liver. Dietary intake accounts for 15-20 % of your lab values. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can l get rid of heart palpitations which accur after taking any type of food label am also suffering from high bp?

How can l get rid of heart palpitations which accur after taking any type of food label am also suffering from high bp?

Heart problems : You should see a good cardiologist. You have to have to learn how to control your high blood pressure. Also you complain about palpitations. You may have an underlying heart rhythm disturbance. You would need an ECG to diagnosis it correctly. Treatment varies depending upon the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. William Carlos Dr. Carlos
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Food labeling (Tip)

What kinds of foods, medications, or situations may effect my mood and should be avoided? ...See more

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When looking at a food product label for the amount of fat and calories, what should you be concerned with more?

When looking at a food product label for the amount of fat and calories, what should you be concerned with more?

Complex question: Make sure the calories for its size is realistic. Too many calories for a small amount of food is unrealistic. Trans fat is a "f" word. Make most of polyunsaturated fats, with some monounsaturated fats. With very little saturated fats. Avoid fat free because they tend to have more sugar addes. ...Read more

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When looking at food product label you can usually see the amount of fat in it and the amount of calories. What should you be concerned with more?

When looking at food product label you can usually see the amount of fat in it and the amount of calories. What should you be concerned with more?

Remember: Not all fats are bad. Try to avoid too much saturated fat and definitely trans fat, but remember, fats are integral to an appropriate diet. Be very aware of the number of calories you are consuming, and even more so what a serving size constitutes, as often labels will trick you into thinking something is reasonable caloric wise when the serving size is actually incredibly small. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Food labeling (Tip)

Get your few carbs from slow burn foods like beans. They won't spike your blood sugar. ...See more

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Can idiopathic hypersomnia diagnosis by sleep study respond to anything besides stimulants & sleep hygiene? Anything off label? Foods? Research being done?

Can idiopathic hypersomnia diagnosis by sleep study respond to anything besides stimulants & sleep hygiene?  Anything off label? Foods? Research being done?

Hyersomnia: In case of hypersomnia, the overnight sleep study is not enough alone, another study called mean sleep latency testing is needed to evaluate the severity of hypersomnia and to rule out narcolepsy.
If you were told that you have idiopathic hypersomnia, i presumed that you had already mslt and narcolepsy was ruled out, anyhow stimulants, sleep hygiene modulation and regular exercise are the best. ...Read more

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When reading a label on food what is considered low fat what should I look for?

When reading a label on food what is considered low fat what should I look for?

Misinformed: Please remember we now know that sugar is the enemy not fat. Low fat products are often the WORST calories to eat because they are often thickened with high fructose corn syrup or products high in carbohydrates. Science and medicine now are uniform in recommending you not use fake or low fat products and would rather you use low sugar or low carbohydrate high protein products. ...Read more

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Food labeling (Tip)

Look at the glycemic index of all foods. Low G.I. Is more important than low carb. Watch both! ...See more

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Should all foods which contain tyramine have a label?

Should all foods which contain tyramine have a label?

MAYBE: Sure that would be helpful but I do not believe that this is the case. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more